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The Eddy Duchin Story

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George Sidney's biopic The Eddy Duchin Story comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. Columbia/TriStar has done a fine job with this 1956 film.
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Overview

George Sidney's biopic The Eddy Duchin Story comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. Columbia/TriStar has done a fine job with this 1956 film.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Remastered in high definition; Audio: English 3.0 (discrete audio); Subtitles: English, French; Theatrical trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Hollywood never did do right by musical performers when it decided to make one the subject of a "biopic." The Eddy Duchin Story continues the time-honored tradition of playing fast and loose with the facts, but at least it has a different tone than so many other films in this genre, opting for a soapish tearjerker approach rather than settling for a standard thin storyline that serves as nothing more than an excuse for presenting musical numbers. Duchin has its share of songs, of course, and they're the highpoints of the film, but much more time is devoted to plot. Unfortunately, that plot is tricked out with plenty of clichés and strung together with terribly trite dialogue; as a result, a potentially interesting story comes across as a series of unconvincing episodes, usually colored with artificially heightened emotions. Under the circumstances, Tyrone Power does as well as can be expected, despite the fact that he's too old for the opening sections of the film, a fact which makes his eager-to-succeed routine discomfortingly pathetic. Kim Novak turns in some surprisingly fine work, and she has a genuine rapport with Power -- something that cannot be said of Victoria Shaw, whose performance is grating and mannered. Duchin is not a bad film -- and it does benefit from some actual on-location shooting in many places, but it's also not terribly involving.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2002
  • UPC: 043396078673
  • Original Release: 1956
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,325

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tyrone Power Eddy Duchin
Kim Novak Marjorie Oelrichs
Victoria Shaw Chiquita
James Whitmore Lou Sherwood
Rex Thompson Peter Duchin at 12
Mickey Maga Peter at 5
Shepperd Strudwick Mr. Wadsworth
Frieda Inescort Mrs. Wadsworth
Gloria Holden Mrs. Duchin
Larry Keating Leo Reisman
John Mylong Mr. Duchin
Warren Hsieh Native boy
Jack Albertson Piano Tuner
Carlyle Mitchell Doctor
Lois Kimbrell Nurse
Kirk Alyn
Richard Crane
Xavier Cugat Himself
Peter Norman Waiter
Joan Reynolds
Gloria Ann Simpson Mrs. Rutledge
Brad Trumbull Seaman
Richard Walsh Young Man
Ralph Gamble Mayor Jimmy Walker
Howard Price Range Recorder Operator
Arline Anderson Guest
Richard H. Cutting Captain
Gregory Gaye Philip
Technical Credits
George Sidney Director
Samuel A.Taylor Screenwriter
George Cooper Sound/Sound Designer
George Duning Score Composer
Walter Holscher Art Director
Leo Katcher Screenwriter
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Viola Lawrence Editor
John P. Livadary Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack W. Ogilvie Editor
Robert Priestley Set Decoration/Design
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer
Harry Stradling Cinematographer
Jonie Taps Executive Producer
Jerry Wald Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [4:00]
2. Leo Reisman & Lou Sherwood [3:53]
3. A Distinctive Style [5:03]
4. Intermission Music [3:01]
5. Marjorie Oelrichs Interiors [3:25]
6. 10 Magic Fingers [3:33]
7. A Classy Party [6:49]
8. "Dizzy Fingers" [2:18]
9. Marriage Proposals [3:46]
10. A Gold Key [2:33]
11. Dancing With Mrs. D. [1:46]
12. "Wind Frightens Me." [3:43]
13. "You're My Everything" [4:26]
14. A Little Tired Tonight [7:36]
15. End of an Era [1:36]
16. Five Years on Tour [1:24]
17. Peter [3:20]
18. "Chopsticks" [7:17]
19. Homecoming [4:48]
20. Peter's Surprise [3:53]
21. Rude & Tactless [2:03]
22. Rehearsal Hall D [4:15]
23. "Brazil" [5:14]
24. Shelter From the Storm [6:59]
25. Jabber Jabber [3:37]
26. Unfortunate Prognosis [4:07]
27. Telling Peter [8:53]
28. Music by Duchin [4:49]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Subtitles
      English
      French - Français
      Subtitles Off
   Trailers
      The Eddy Duchin Story
      The Long Gray Line
   Scene Selections
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eddy Duchin Story

    Excellent!!!
    Tear jerker!
    Love the old movies!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THUMBS UP FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

    I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMENED THIS MOVIE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. THIS MOVIE TRULEY RELATES TO THE DOWNS AND UP IN LIVES AND HOW IMPORTANT TO MAKE EACH DAY COUNT.

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